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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Costa Mesa, CA, United States

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Costa MesaJeremy Denk, piano

Schumann, Chopin, Adès, Rzewski, Beethoven
Jeremy Denk, Piano

Costa MesaOrpheus Chamber Orchestra with Branford Marsalis

Rossini, Rodrigo, Debussy, Ibert, Turina, Bryan
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Branford Marsalis

Costa MesaLeif Ove Andsnes, piano

Schumann, Janáček, Bartók
Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano

Costa MesaJoshua Bell, violin

Joshua Bell, Violin

Costa MesaSmetana Trio

Rachmaninov, Martinů, Smetana
Jan Talich; Jan Páleníček; Jitka Čechová

Costa MesaGeorge Li, piano

Beethoven, Chopin
George Li, Piano
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Whipped Cream, Ratmansky

Scene from Whipped Cream © Gene Schiavone
American Ballet Theatre's Whipped Cream should be seen for Ryden's sets and costumes alone. A free-floating eye and a sweetshop whose ingredients come to life create a very surreal world.
***11
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Strauss' Vienna given the Hollywood treatment

Jeremy Denk © Michael Wilson
Jeremy Denk's take on Brahms didn't impress Brahms, the Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor proving an unequal, if refreshing, contest. 
***11
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Pacific Chorale celebrates Alexander's last season

John Alexander © Pacific Chorale
In “five large symphonic movements”, the performance had a celebratory air, poised somewhere between Mahler's “Resurrection” Symphony and Mozart's Requiem.
****1
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Pacific Symphony at its best

The Mozart was a immaculately smooth performance teased out with historically-informed ornaments and trills and turns. 
*****
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Renée in the OC: Fleming opens Pacific Symphony season

Renée Fleming joins the Pacific Symphony for Strauss, Italian Songs and Rodgers and Hammerstein. 
****1
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Ratmansky's Nutcracker travels West

The moment a mouse peeked out of a stewpot in the kitchen of the Stahlbaum’s kitchen, I knew that the current American Ballet Theatre version of The Nutcracker would keep me engaged all evening.
***11
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